Anita Aperia, Sten Grillner, Bertil Hamberger, and Mai-Lis Hellénius awarded Karolinska Institutet’s Grand Silver Medal
Four researchers are awarded Karolinska Institutet’s Grand Silver Medal 2019. They are given the medal for their great contributions to support KI’s activities.
Discovery concerning the nervous system overturns a previous theory
It appears that when our nervous system is developing, only the most viable neurons survive, while immature neurons are weeded out and die. This is shown in a ground-breaking discovery by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. The results indicate that the long-standing neurotrophic theory, which states that chance determines which cells will form the nervous system, needs to be revised.
Exercise improved quality of life but not longevity in mice
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have studied the effects of exercise in a mouse model of premature ageing. The study, led with fellow researchers from Harvard Medical School, was recently published in the journal Aging Cell. The researchers found that exercise had a rejuvenating effect on the mice, but no effect on longevity.
Karolinska Institutet’s vice president relieved from her assignment
Karolinska Institutet’s Vice President Karin Dahlman-Wright has today requested to be relieved from her assignment as vice president with immediate effect. Consequently, KI’s University Board (Konsistoriet) agreed to relieve her from the assignment at an extra meeting today.
Comment on statement from the University of Gothenburg about suspected misconduct in research
A complaint was filed in July 2018 against the vice president of Karolinska Institutet (KI), Karin Dahlman-Wright, for suspicion of research misconduct. The Council for Investigations of Suspected Misconduct in Research at the University of Gothenburg has now submitted its statement report to KI.
New study shows why people gain weight as they get olderMany people struggle to keep their weight in check as they get older. Now new research at Karolinska Institutet has uncovered why that is: Lipid turnover in the fat tissue decreases during ageing and makes it easier to gain weight, even if we don’t eat more or exercise less than before. The study is published in the journal Nature Medicine.
A limited selection of recent publications in high impact journals where researchers from KI are main authors.
Study reveals sex-specific genes in Schizophrenia
Sex-specific transcriptional and proteomic signatures in schizophrenia, Tiihonen J et al., Nature Communications, Sept. 2019.
New knowledge about the immune system of the lungs
Bhlhe40 and Bhlhe41 transcription factors regulate alveolar macrophage self‐renewal and identity, Rauschmeier R et al., EMBO Journal, Aug. 2019.
MS childhood-onset more likely to give long-term cognitive impairment
Long-term Cognitive Outcomes in Patients with Pediatric-Onset vs Adult-Onset Multiple Sclerosis, McKay KA et al., JAMA Neurology, June 2019.